URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 934 PM EST WED FEB 12 2014 ...STRONG WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING... MAZ002>005-008>012-026-NHZ011-012-015-131045- /O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0006.140213T1200Z-140214T1200Z/ WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA- CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA- EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA- NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH- WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE... BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...CHESTERFIELD... BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD... WORCESTER...AYER...JAFFREY...KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA... PETERBOROUGH...WEARE 934 PM EST WED FEB 12 2014 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THURSDAY TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY... * LOCATIONS...INCLUDE WESTERN...CENTRAL AND INTERIOR NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...AS WELL AS SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE. * HAZARD TYPES...SNOW POSSIBLY MIXING WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN FOR AREAS ALONG A LINE FROM SPRINGFIELD TO WORCESTER MA NORTHEAST TO MANCHESTER NH. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 16 INCHES...ALONG WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE. * TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPING DURING THURSDAY MORNING BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES BEFORE CHANGING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LATE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING...MAINLY CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MA. HEAVY SNOW LIKELY WESTERN MA TO SOUTHERN NH THURSDAY NIGHT. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT EARLY THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED SURFACES.
Note that Boston proper is not included in the above warning. They "just" get a Winter Weather Advisory, as the NWS is expecting the city to get around 3-5 inches of snow before a changeover to rain. I live far enough inland to hit this particular storm's jackpot.
This may make life ... interesting ... for those trying to get to Boskone from outside the area, especially since this storm has already screwed up air travel through the Deep South.
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